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My cousin who I am the same age 52 hase just temporaily or permanently lost the vision on one eye.
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Did you cousin have a artery occlusion or a vein occlusion?
yes age 52
Yes, do you know if it affected the artery or the vein as those are different conditions?
Not sure. He had a shot into his eye a week ago.
I suspect he had a vein occlusion.
Treatment options are limited.
The blood supply going to the retina has one entrance vessels and one exit vessel.
In a central retinal vein occlusion, the clot is at the exit vessel. The blood backs up just as water in a pipe would back up. The blood can leak out of the vessels under the high pressure and cause swelling of the retina.
It is not possible to remove that clot since it is in such a delicate and small area. The clot will resolve eventually and the goal of treatment is to control the damage until blood flow is fully restored.
That is the purpose of the shot in the eye your cousin had.
Sometimes laser treatment to the retina may help with the swelling as well.
There is nothing more effective than these two options.
i was told I have harding of my arteries by my opthomalogiest. Could I expect the same conditions? I have similar contitions borderline diabetes, high blood pressure both under control with meds.
Glaucoma, diabetes, and high blood pressure are risk factors for a vein occlusion. It is important to keep these conditions under controlled. Other than that, you should not worry as your risk is similar to most other people.
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